Ngly dystopian and unwelcoming of anyone not able to offer blood and profitI hope to read Mahi Binebine s other translated novel shortly As a writer I am unsure how well the translations are dealth with which may explain the certain 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 loss of story depth or character exploration outlined in previous reviews I found this to be a well worthwhile read for those after real stories that are rarely told Great character development but nothing else really I m bumping it up a star because of the uality of the writing Just based on my enjoyment of it I d give it 2 The overarching story is of North Africans waiting on a beach to be trafficked into Europe for various reasons Each character s back story is explored in depth The writing was uiteyrical and I found many of the character s stories interesting But the whole book was filled with so much sadness with very The Path to Gay Rights li I read this book in Dutch and out of interest of the current theme of boat refugees risking theirives to make it to Europe It s so easy to pretend not to understand why people make such choicesFrom the start I was captured by Binebine s poetic way of
writing In spite of the storyline being uite and even gruesome from time to time Even though there In spite of the storyline being filthy and even gruesome from time to time Even though there some moments of happiness depicted in the book it paints a gloomy story Each of the characters we meet in the book feels to have come to a dead end in their Karen vs Alien lives They have to get to Europe It doesn t end well obviously And in spite of being a person who favours happy endings it couldn t have been any better Europe s not veryikely going to be a happy place for them It s a cannibal world out there Eat or be eaten I won this book on a goodreadscom giveaway I am not even sure how to write a review simply because I found the book to be uite bland I was pretty shocked by one particular section where the main character spoke about his teacher having relations with him I was not expecting that part The characters themselves did have interesting backgrounds but the story could have been told better. Outhern Morocco They all share a onging to escape and a readiness to risk everything Welcome to Paradise delves into a world that most readers know only from stories on the nightly news delivering a compassionate and striking portrait of human desperation.
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A Used Book Sale I Originally Pickedused book sale I originally picked up because of the cover yes I will buy a book for the cover than I read the blurb from the book jacket Mahi Binebine s courageous novel takes place in Morocco where seven would be immigrants gather one night near the Strait of Gibraltar to wait for a signal from a trafficker that it is time to cross While they wait their stories unfold So worth the 50 cents I paid for itThe POV is from Aziz a young man who travels with his cousin Reda Both ong for a better ife Aziz has been fortunate and is educated However dire circumstances put him on the path he finds himself
#the other 5 #other 5 all have their own reasons to flee We sit on the beach and Singing the Law learn their stories as they wait for the signal from out in the straitThe writing is poignant through outThe world went on turning No one bothered about us it was as if we didn t exist as if we d never been born So what did it matter if we were devoured here or somewhere else or on the open seasas for the rest of my family what had they done to be so utterly forgotten They were buried in my mindike a handicap sucked down to the depths of my conscienceI had known from my earliest childhood that I was born at the wrong time in the wrong place I was a stranger among my kin a soul forgotten by the heavens ost in the mudA stunningly beautiful book highly recommended While Cannibales touches upon an important subject I think its execution fell short The narration style felt choppy and unbalanced as it went back and forth from present
To Past Without Any Sortpast without any sort transition and some of the plot points seem to come out of nowhere just to make the story shocking without really adding a purpose at east as far as I could tell However the ending is compellingly sombre and realistic almost cyclically sad and merits further discussion Impressive and harrowing The writing or should I say the translation is at many times poetic and poignant reaching its greatest heights when it describes the hopes of this gro. Mahi Binebine’s courageous novel takes place in Morocco where seven would be immigrants gather one night near the Strait of Gibraltar to wait for a signal from a trafficker that it is time to cross While they wait their stories unfold Kacem Judi is an es. Up of people with their sights set on their new We Sell Drugs lives in France Just putting thatevel of desperation into words for a group that s earned to remain silent and invisible is remarkable in itself to do it in a way that feels so real that doesn t have a hint of condescension but that surprises you repeatedly is a real feat Binebine s novel immediately places us in the complex sordid and filthy yes filthy business of migration over the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain Under no uncertain terms is this a journey to be
as the narrative makes clear by the contrast of Paradise in thethe narrative makes clear by the contrast of Paradise in the translated and the opening pages describing of Reda s gastrointestinal problems The original French anguage title Cannibales functions differently Yet this is simultaneously an opportunity to show the true courage of the narrator Aziz who honors his cousin and admirably seeks his protection There is much to analyze here by way of each character s own personal journeys their failures Literature of Africa lies masuerades and the Sisyphean way that the journey back and forth over the ocean seems toend itself to an ultimate reading of despairMy major contention with this novel which I won t detail here is its depiction of women that the terms of heroism is only understood via masculinist violence but arguably the novel itself offers that critiue This would be an interesting work to violence but arguably the novel itself offers that critiue This would be an interesting work to with Laila Lalami s Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Best of the Morocco fiction I ve read to date The story is engaging while remaining just to the good side of being overly dramatic The stories of corruption and various ways people suffer in North Africa are sad but probable Mahi Binebine is the first Moroccan writer I have read and I really Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change liked this for the important subject matter it addressesThe desperations and aspirations are finely portrayed in a situation that has become an industry unto itself across Fortress Europe The yearnings for European utopia are particularly touching as a reader from a Europe that isooking increasi. Capee from the civil war in Algeria; Nuara with her newborn child hopes to find her husband who hasn’t been in touch for months since moving to France; and Aziz the young narrator and his cousin Reda are severed in different ways from their families in